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“I have visited many Holocaust Museums – from DC to Israel but this Durban museum touches me most.”

Visitor to the DHGC, September 2019

PERMANENT EXHIBITION

The permanent exhibition of the Durban Holocaust and Genocide Centre focusses on the history of the Holocaust and combines text, archival photographs and film footage, documents, multimedia displays and recreated environments.

The display includes a section on the history of genocide, including the 1994 genocide in Rwanda against the Tutsi, the pseudo-science of ‘race’; the roots of antisemitism; and the institutionalised racism of Apartheid.

A special part of our exhibition is our Anne Frank space where we were granted permission by the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam to create a world first: a reconstruction of Anne’s room in the secret hiding place.  

“Something that must never be forgotten. I have visited many Holocaust museums – a fitting tribute.”

Visitor to the DHGC, January 2020

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Our Garden of Remembrance serves the purpose of providing a still and tranquil setting for reflection for all visitors once they have completed viewing the exhibition. 

This garden is also home to our Children’s Memorial, where visiting learners are encouraged to place stones in remembrance of the many childen who lost their lives in the Holocaust. 

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Our Garden of Remembrance serves the purpose of providing a still and tranquil setting for reflection for all visitors once they have completed viewing the exhibition. 

This garden is also home to our children’s memorial, where visiting learners are encouraged to place stones in remembrance of the many childen who lost their lives in the Holocaust. 

“An amazing exhibition. I was amazed by how many new facts I learnt! I have visited other exhibitions, but this one was quite unique.”

Visitor to the DHGC, February 2020

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

The DHGC has had the privilege of hosting a number of temporary exhibitions from around the world which give a unique look into specific stories and topics relating to the Holocaust. These exhibitions are a great source of enrichment for all our visitors and are also often utilised in our sessions with school and university groups.

Exhibitions that we have had the privilege to host include, “The Promise”, “Deadly Medicine”, “In Whom Can I Still Trust”, “Surviving History”, “Children Soldiers”, “Statelessness”, “Flipsiere”, Richard Wiesel’s “Objects from the Concentration Camps” and many more.

TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS

The DHGC has had the privilege of hosting a number of temporary exhibitions from around the world which give a unique look into specific stories and topics relating to the Holocaust. These exhibitions are a great source of enrichment for all our visitors and are also often utilised in our sessions with school and university groups.

Exhibitions that we have had the privilege to host include, “The Promise”, “Deadly Medicine”, “In Whom Can I Still Trust”, “Surviving History”, “Children Soldiers”, “Statelessness”, “Flipsiere”, Richard Wiesel’s “Objects from the Concentration Camps” and many more.

“What an impressive and moving exhibition. Would definitely recommend friends and family to visit. Hard to put into words the emotions it brings to one.”

Visitor to the DHGC, July 2018

ARTEFACT PROJECT

Watch this space!

As time goes by, there are sadly fewer Holocaust survivors able to share their stories with us.

For this reason, the DHGC has been very busy working on an artefact project focused on locating and preserving documents, photographs and artefacts from local Durban families to include in our exhibition. 

We look forward to sharing this project with the public very soon.

ARTEFACT PROJECT

Watch this space!

As time goes by, there are sadly fewer Holocaust survivors able to share their stories with us.

For this reason, the DHGC has been very busy working on an artefact project focused on locating and preserving documents, photographs and artefacts from local Durban families to include in our exhibition. 

We look forward to sharing this project with the public very soon.